Once again, ZyXEL Wins Reddot Design Award
Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 17, 2008-- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, once again won the 2008 German Reddot Design Award with its Omni-directional Antenna and Dual-band Wireless N Gigabit Router, following its VoIP series win last year.
Founded over 50 years ago by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, the most prestigious design association in Germany, the Reddot Award has become one of the highly celebrated international industrial awards. In 2008, 3203 entries from 51 countries were meticulously inspected and evaluated from innovation, functionality, aesthetics, marketability, ergonomics and ecological compatibility by internationally recognized experts. The competitive success of ZyXEL designs amidst the impressive competition reaffirms the ability of the company to turn technology products into masterpieces.
"ZyXEL is honored to become a winner of the award for two consecutive years," said Mr. Konica Lee, Assistant Manager of ZyXEL's Creative Design Department. "In the future, ZyXEL will not only keep developing better products for customers, but also keep working on innovations that closely fuse technology, style and quality."
To ZyXEL, recognition from the Reddot Award is another boost to the ANT1106 Omni-directional Antenna, winner of Taiwan's National Gold Award of Product Design in 2007. More than just a bold move away from traditional designs, the simplistic three-piece antenna also provides coverage without annoying dead spots; the polished, streamlined exterior emphasizes its refinements derived from a high-tech root. The magnetic attachment between the antenna and the base offers convenient assembly, as well as a flexible desktop or wall-mount installation to meet different location needs. The unit is capable of extending wireless signal coverage by 174% for 2.4GHz WiFi routers, access points and PCI to improve connectivity and data throughput.
The other award-winning product, Dual-band Wireless N Gigabit Router, is a wireless router featuring MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology that empowers astounding performance to satisfy the networking and multimedia demands of home users today. To elaborate on its technological advantages, ZyXEL's industrial design team gave the router a bright white housing and transparent display panel with elegance and taste, along with LED signal lights and a touch panel that gives users an impression of stylish future homes.
About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's leading residential gateway provider and was recently ranked as Taiwan's First "Green Enterprise," and the second best "Green" Company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.